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Here lieth Richard the son and the heir
Epitaph, A.D. 1455, for Richard Mansfield, his sister Isabelle and his brother John, of Taplow, Bucks — one 8-line stanza accompanied by a 4-line prayer tag, 2858
Subjects: epitaphs; Mansfield, Richard, of Taplow (Bucks.)
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Inscriptions:
1.Source: Taplow, Buckinghamshire, St. Nicholas Church, south-east corner or south chapel of chancel, brass tomb of Richard Manfeld, Isabelle Manfeld, and John Manfeld, A.D. 1455
Transcription:
Here lythe Rychhard þe sone and þe Eyre
Of Robard Manfeld Squyer & Kateryne his wyfe
Wyth Isabelle hys Suster bothe yonge & feyre
That at xix yere of age he lefte hys lyfe
Wyth yong John his brother be the seconde wyfe
The yeer full complete of cristis incarnacyon
Rychard dyde þe vj day of Aprill a[nno] m[ilesimo] ccccl & v
God rewarde here soulys wyt eternall saluacyon
Facsimiles:
Franklin, Julian. Brasses. London: Arco, 1969: facing p. 131.
Editions:
Ravenshaw, Thomas Fitz-Arthur Torin. Ancient Epitaphes from A.D. 1250 to A.D. 1800. London: Masters, 1878: 10-11.
Norris, Malcolm. Monumental Brasses: the memorials. 2 vols. London: Phillips & Page, 1977.
King, Pamela. “Eight English Momento Mori Verses from Cadaver Tombs.” Notes and Queries n.s. 28 [226] (1981): 494-6: 495.